Friday, February 11, 2011

Serena Glam Slam Set

I have to be honest. I wasn't too excited about the OPI Katy Perry collection. I wanted Black Shatter, but I wasn't as excited as others about it. I started seeing how fast this stuff was selling online and in stores, so I decided it would probably wise to go look for Black Shatter. I found it in the Serena Glam Slam Set at a small beauty supply store, and I'm glad I did!

This set comes with two polishes. I must say I'm much more impressed with the color that compliments Black Shatter than the Katy Perry colors.

Simply Smashing
Simply Smashing is a green-yellow golden foil shimmer.

Now, I think this color is ideal to put Black Shatter on top..however, I wouldn't wear this color on it's own. It's just not right for my skin tone, but a neat color nonetheless!

Black Shatter w/ Simply Smashing
I extremely underestimated Black Shatter. I really wasn't overly thrilled about it at first, until I bought it and tried it for myself. This polish "shatters" instantly on your nails unlike other crackle type polishes that usually need some drying time before they "crack". This is also definitely a "shatter" vs. a "crackle", if that makes sense. This gives you a nice balance between the base color and shatter.

Black Shatter depending on how you use it can give you different effects. If you use a thick coat you get bigger pieces of black, while if you do a thin coat you get a more scattered thinner pieces of shatter. I prefer a thicker coat, but that's just me. This wasn't hard to work with. You do need to work fast, and try to the Black Shatter on at once without having to go over the nail again. Overall, LOVE this polish!

Happy Friday!


  1. The Katy Perry polishes are very anaemic. The Serena one is far better.

  2. Gorgeous, can't wait to get my hands on this one :)

  3. I'm just ordered Simply Smashing! It's such a pretty color and looks great on you!

  4. i love this set! i can't see what else they come up with for her line.

  5. Simply Smashing is my favorite for Black Shatter! I NEED it.

  6. Pretty mani! I like the smaller shatter myself. I am having fun playing with this. I think you could wear the Serena shade on its own. It looks nice!


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